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Tommy Collins

This Is Tommy Collins

Capitol T-1196
Feb / 1959

Produced by Ken Nelson

Cover image of This Is Tommy Collins

Buck Owens, Lewis Talley - guitar
Fuzzy Owen - bass
Pee Wee Adams - drums
Jelly Sanders - fiddle
Recorded:
1956-1958, Capitol Tower, Hollywood

1.

(# 2 country hit)

You Better Not Do That

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

I'm just a plain ol' country kid and I like to do what's right
But just like any other boy I like to hold 'em tight
Sometimes I got resistance but no matter how I try
When a cute little gal just looks at me with a gleam in her eye

And I say you better not do that and she say why
And I say because you just better not do that

When I was in the country school I always had a girl
They'd laugh and giggle awful cute and put me in a whirl
And everyday at recess time they followed me outside
I'd scratch my head and wonder are they ever satisfied

I'd say honey you better not do that and she'd say why
And I'd say because you just better not do that
[ guitar - fiddle ]
When I was a little older I went to the country dance
I went to have a little fun I wadn't thinkin' about romance
But the dim lights just lured 'em on and they'd snuggle up to me
I knew I couldn't last too long cause I'm human you see

And I'd say baby you better not do that and she'd say why
And I'd say because you just better not do that

Now that's the way my life has been ain't it a cryin' shame
How much longer can I last if I keep playin' a game
Sometimes I don't know who I am don't they know what they're doin'
I'm afraid in years to come that girls will be my ruin

And I'll say now honey you better not do that and she'll say why
And I'll say you just better not do that and she'll say ah why
And I'll say oh well oh ah oh well it's alright if you do that

**********

2.

I Always Get A Souvenir

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

I'm nota stamp collector but I've got a hobby too
Bringing home a souvenir trinkets old and new
Feathers from a rooster fight a whistle from the fair
I always get a souvenir to prove that I was there

Ie got a piece of silky thread from bashful Mary's gown
A nugget from a stream of gold and a red nose from a clown
A horseshoe from a rodeo a claw from a bear
I always get a souvenir to prove that I was there

Oh I always get a souvenir everywhere I go
I got a little somethin' from every girl I know
I pair of fuzzy bobby sock a lock of curly hair
I always get a souvenir to prove that I was there
[ guitar - fiddle ]
I took a burned out piston from a winnin' racer car
Well I've even got a G string from Gene Sheppard's guitar
I've collected everything from soap to silverware
I always get a souvenir to prove that I was there

Now I'm not bragging when I say with women I have dealt
You can tell I've been there by the notches on my belt
I've collected different things from every love affair
I always get a souvenir to prove that I was there

I've got a fine collection but you're my pride and joy
You're the one I like the best you make me a happy boy
To trade you for a million things hon I wouldn't dare
Cause you and me are gonna get me another souvenir

**********

3.

(# 10 country hit)

United

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

Untied untied take me where the lights are lit
Where the women laugh and the wine is fit
I swear I thought I'd never get untied Untied

Play the music high and loud
let me be among the crowd
I like the way I'm livin' now untied

Untied untied
I'll travel yet many a mile
But I won't be taken by a smile
Turn me loose I'm runnin' wild untied untied

Gimme the best you got in town
What's the price I'll lay it down
I go where the better things are found untied
[ guitar - fiddle ]
Untied untied
I'm free as the wind my chains are gone
The duty chains I bore so long

Any place I stop is home untied untied
There's not a woman to keep me near
To keep me broke year after year
I'll eat the meat high on the steer untied

Untied untied
I'm a happy lad a carefree one
I work for the money to have my fun
They say he's a lucky son of a gun untied untied

We'll throw off my guitar and me happy when we're fancy free
And that's the way we'll always be untied

**********

4.

How Do I Say Goodbye

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

Oh how I wish you'd find another
Then come and tell me we are through
Instead you'll say there'll be no other
Now how do I say goodbye to a girl like you

I should be satisfied to have your love
For that's the kind of love that's true
But I can't help it if my heart says no
But how do I say goodbye to a girl like you

You built your world around the wrong one
How I wish you already knew
That I'm so much in love with someone else
But how do I say goodbye to a girl like you
[ guitar ]
You built your world around the wrong one...

**********

5.

I'll Be Gone

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

I've made up my mind you've laughed at me your last time
If you think I'm ever comin' back you're wrong
Take the clothes from the line separate yours from mine
When I board in the mornin' I'll be gone

Well a man's got his pride and his feelings inside
I won't stay around and be treated wrong
Cheerio toodle loo I'm leavin' it with you
When the power hits the drivers I'll be gone

In a way I'm pretty glad and in a way I guess I'm sad
But I'll be on that train a rollin' on
Now don't try to write I'll be movin' day and night
Before the sun makes a shadow I'll be gone

I'll be gone I'll be gone
Before the sun makes a shadow I'll be gone
[ guitar - fiddle ]
I don't have a yen to get tied down again
I can buy your kind with a song
A man never knows a woman I suppose
But I know for sure shortly I'll be gone

I remember back when I tried to warn you then
But you knew it all and now you're on your own
You're chances were waived you'll never make the grade
When the smoke fills the valley I'll be gone

I'm leavin' behind the one that wrecked my mind
The shiny rails are pointin' to my home
When you find out you're wrong I'll be movin' right along
When I board in the mornin' I'll be gone

I'll be gone I'll be gone
When I board in the mornin' I'll be gone

**********

6.

(# 5 country hit)

It Tickles

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

with Wanda Collins

Now when I was a growin' up I was a pip
I growed me a mustache on my lip
It wadn't very sticky mostly fuzz
I thought I'd give all the girls a buzz

I got real sweet on a Nellie Wills
I drove that country girl back in the hills
I asked her once if I could give her a peck
(If you can beat me to the old hay stack)

Well I beat her there and I hugged her tight
I turned loose all of my dynamite
I guess my kiss was a pretty lush
She smiled real big and begin to blush

(It tickles it tickles
I like it but it sure feels funny it's ticklin' me)

Oh I got me a name in the neighborhood
The girls all liked me I knew they would
I let it grow for a month or two
Just to see what I could do

There was a girl named Fanny Smith
Told me she didn't like to kiss
Well I caught her off guard and I didn't miss
(I didn't know it'd feel like this)

Well her eyes bugged out her face turned white
She helped me out with all of her might
I swear it took her breath away
She giggled and I heard her say

(It tickles it tickles
You sure are a lotta fun it's ticklin' me
[ guitar - fiddle ]
Well I guess I pertnear run 'em wild
They all went crazy over my style
Said I was the best around
The kissin'est man they'd ever found

The good ol' days are here again
I used to do it and I still can
Said a widder that I know
(I guess you'll never get too old)

Well I guess I've got that ol' knowhow
You ought to see me in action now
My kiss has still got that ol' zing
The widder said I ain't lost a thing

(It tickles it tickles
It feels that I'm just young again it's a ticklin' me)

**********

7.

You Gotta Have A License

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

Me and brother Bill was goin' fishin' down to the river one day
We had a can of worms and a willer poles
A big can of minners and a lot of sourdough
The fish was a bitin' we gonna have fun

Then the big man come said I'm a game warden
Chases me and brother Bill away
They take 'em out of sack and throw them all back
The big man him do say

Boy you gotta have a license yeah you gotta have a license
We asked him why the man replied cause you got to have a license
[ guitar ]
We drive 'em down the open highway passin' up a highway patrolman
Let me go right along but I no do wrong
Trees go by me think I'm a flyin'
I sing a little song and I have lotta fun

Then whistle blow and poor I know a big man rolled my way
Me pull 'em down and I hit the ground
Shakin' so cause I have to know the big man him do say

Well you gotta have a license yeah you gotta have a license
I asked him why the man replied cause you got to have a license
[ fiddle ]
Me got a pretty gal her name Lou she makin' me feel a funny
Me love that gal with a big lotta noise
She gave me kiss nut she given no joy
Me pretty young and I wanna lotta fun

She tell me no to watch my step
You know don't wanna be too gay
Said don't I told you a lot of big times
And my little gal her did say

Well we gotta have a license yeah we gotta have a license
I asked her why she replied cause you got to have a license

**********

8.

High On A Hilltop

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

High on a hilltop overlooking the city
I watch the bright lights as they gleam
For somewhere you're dancing in some dingy barroom
And the lure of the gayness takes the place of our dream

High on a hilltop my heart cries oh Lord
Forgive her she knows not the way
Just give me the power to believe and someday
High on this hilltop together we'll pray
[ guitar - fiddle ]
I can vision around her with her lyin' so smooth
With a promise of riches for you
But you see not the danger for you're silly with booze
And from high on a hilltop I see the devil in you

High on a hilltop my heart cries oh Lord...

**********

9.

Boob-I-Lak

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

Itty bitty bird they call him Boob-I-Lak lookin' in the early morn
Itty bitty bird they call him Boob-I-Lak gonna getta a little belly full of corn
If him a find a little wing of flap back happy little Boob-I-Lak a tweet
But if a no find he never gonna come back corn a make a Boob-I-Lak tweet

Boob-I-Lak Boob-I-Lak corn a make a Boob-I-Lak tweet
Boob-I-Lak Boob-I-Lak now ain't a little Boob-I lak a tweet

Itty bitty bill have a little Boob-I-lak gotta have a itty bitty grain
Itty bitty bill have a little Boob-I-lak gotta hear a Boob-I-lak a sing
Tiny weany heart just a wanna feel a gay food a make a thumpa with joy
If him could talk a little him a say hop a little boy oh boy

Boob-I-Lak Boob-I-Lak corn a make a Boob-I-Lak a tweet...
[ guitar - fiddle ]
When a Boob-I-Lak get a little belly full wanna find a pretty girl dove
Him a big man when his little belly full wanna make a big a mad love
Build him a nest high in a cottonwood nobody knows a where he am
There him a tweet busy little Boob-I-Lak him gonna get him a little fam

Boob-I-Lak Boob-I-Lak corn a make a Boob-I-Lak a tweet...

**********

10.

Smooth Sailin'

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

There's gonna be smooth sailin' from now on
Cause my cheatin' baby' is gone
Diamond rings I can't afford so I threw her overboard
There's gonna be smooth sailin' from now on

I've satisfied my hanker I got somebody new
When I could loose my anchor I saw the last of you

There's gonna be smooth sailin' from now on
Cause my cheatin' baby is gone
Maybe I'll have peace of mind for I know I'll find
Smooth sailin' from now on
[ fiddle - guitar ]
I got me a new baby all my own
And I'll never sail my ship alone
From her head to her feet she's got all those others beat
Smooth sailin' from now on

I'll be the skipper we'll have a little crew
She and I and kisses and oh yes Mr Moon

There's gonna be smooth sailin' from now on
Cause my cheatin' baby is gone
Maybe I'll have peace of mind for I know I'll find
Smooth sailin' from now on

**********

11.

Love-a-me S'il Vous Plait

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

I know Pierre a bashful boy love a sweet Renee
How he'd like to hold herself and kiss a her all day
But he's a kind afraid of her awful shy that way
He think you gotta ask 'em to this is what he say

Kiss a me my sweet momma the way in ole Francais
He'd say okay your poppa love-a-me s'il vous plait

Pierre he take a her oui oui to the park at night
He just a wanna love her some the moon is shinin' bright
He wanna hold her up but him afraid that she no like
He think that if he ask her nice maybe she won't bite

A kiss a me my sweet momma the way in ole Francais...
[ guitar - fiddle ]
Now this go on a month or two not much lovin' done
And when there's not a boo koo love there's no any fun
Pierre he start to get real brave think him quite a man
But close to her he lose his nerve and ask a her again

Kiss a me my sweet momma the way in ole Francais...

Now this go on almost a year same way all the time
Renee she wanna a make a love but her Pierre too blind
She say she gonna change a things or she gonna quit him
Renee she tired of holdin' hands aw now she gonna get him

A kiss a me my Pierre the way in ole Francias
Never ask a my poppa love-a-me s'il vous plait

**********

12.

(# 4 country hit)

Whatcha Gonna Do Now

Tommy Collins

© Central Songs, BMI

Back in the country a few years ago
There was sure a lot about the girls I don't know
I wondered how to steal a kiss but I was so shy
I wondered a million times every time I'd try

What am I gonna do now well I don't know how
And girls started asking whatcha gonna do now

Well I was getting sweet on the neighbor's daughter Lou
She was cute and sassy and kinda bold too
She told me she'd show me what it's all about
She was gonna teach me how to knock 'em out

Holding hands and making eyes I learned in lesson one
Lou was my teacher and school sure was fun
How to put my arms around came in lesson two
She said now you're ready to learn somethin' new

Oh whatcha gonna do now you gotta show me how
Oh don't keep me waitin' whatcha gonna do now
[ guitar - fiddle ]
I took her to the cake walk at the country school
She was hangin' on to me she wouldn't turn me loose
Girls started making eyes I guess it made Lou sore
She took me to the moonlight said I gotta teach you more

Oh whatcha gonna do now you gotta show me how
Oh don't keep me waitin' whatcha gonna do now

Kisses by the dozen hugs to beat the band
I yell that I'm pleaded now I'm just one little man
Lou was sure excited need I tell you more
And then I saw a gleam that I never saw before

Whatcha gonna do now uh wow
You do know how whatcha gonna do now

**********



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